This week's new releases sees some familiar names.
***Those who are familiar with TOOL and drummer DANNY CAREY are, probably, already in the loop about this one but VOLTO! unleashes their debt album today, "Incitare". The 3rd track, "Whopner", is probably my favorite with tracks 4, "Drumbeaux", and 7, "Meltdown", sounding very much like numbers Tool would do where all you're waiting on is MJK to lay down the vocals! It's all instrumental and very Jazzy-Rock. If you fancy yourself an audiophile you'll probably enjoy it.
***DAN DONEGAN & MIKE WENGREN of DISTRUBED have teamed up with EVANS
BLUE vocalist DAN CHANDLER for their debut album "A Life By Design?" via
Warner Bros. Records. Lead off track for them is, "First of the Last".
***JAZZ IZ CHRIST releases it's self-titled debut album. There's note here because, even though it's a collaborative effort, it is the brain-child of SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian.
***The only time in my life I've ever seen a lead singer, Cameron Heacock, get thrown
out of the club he was performing in was of the band AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
at the now-defunct-Beaumont Club… it was pretty amazing! AHC has a new EP out
today with "Shoot".
***MONSTER MAGNET has released "The Duke" for their upcoming album to be out
in October via Napalm Records "Last Patrol". It was also reported they'll be
embarking on their first US tour in 10 years!
Manners" is their lead off single which came out a couple weeks ago.
album due out on the 27th of August with "Hail to the King". They're professing that
this album is their biggest by far!
VOLBEAT, HIM & ALL THAT REMAINS in support of their latest album "Black Dog
September with "Battle Maximus" on the 17th and LITA FORD with a live
compilation on October 28th entitled "The Bitch is Back… Live".
And this might just be the best punk song of all time in explaining how to "make it" in a band!
The Best of the rest:
5FDP “The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell” Vol 1. July 30th
MINISTRY “Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wachen 2012” DVD August 2nd
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Hail to the King” August 27th
NINE INCH NAILS “Hesitation Marks” Sept 3rd
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “EP” Fall
METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” IMAX Exclusive Sept 27th/ Out Oct 4th
KORN “The Paradigm Shift” October 1st
PEARL JAM “Lightning Bolt” October 15th
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter” 2013
MOTORHEAD “Aftershock” 2013
JUDAS PRIEST End of 2013
TRIVIUM “Vengeance Falls” (Dave Draiman produced) Late Summer 2013
RANDY BLYTHE Memoir Spring 2014
TOOL “TBA” 2014
OVERKILL “TBA” March 2014